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Temperature at the water outlet

Postby Darren » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:34 pm

Hello I am new to the reflux still & got myself a turbo 500, during the distillation there was a disruption in the water supply & the outlet water temp went up to 97 degrees is this still ok to drink or did I produce proponol therefor should not touch it. Thanks
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Re: Temperature at the water outlet

Postby The Stig » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:33 am

Don't drink it, put it all back in and start again.
The bigger problem is , your T500 is probably going to leak at the very top now.
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Re: Temperature at the water outlet

Postby Darren » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:33 am

Put it back in the still & fill with water then redo, I will keep an eye out for leaks but it was not on the high temp long but I did notice it was coming out quite fast at the spirit outlet compared to what it was at the lower temp. Thanks for the info
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Re: Temperature at the water outlet

Postby Doubleuj » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:27 am

If she’s leaking I’d take it back for a refund or replace :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Temperature at the water outlet

Postby Darren » Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:34 am

Thanks, as a newbie 2 more questions if you don't mind me asking, if I double distill do I need to take off the first 59 mls again & as it has already been filtered will it need to go through that again. Thanks in advance

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Re: Temperature at the water outlet

Postby The Stig » Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:37 am

Always take cuts and if you cut correctly and hard you shouldn't need to filter .
And just for giggles, turn your column upside down and fill it with water just to see if it leaks.
You might get a shock.
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Re: Temperature at the water outlet

Postby Rock » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:38 pm

The T5oo coloum is supposed to leak a little while upside down, this is a part of the design.
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Re: Temperature at the water outlet

Postby Doubleuj » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:01 pm

Rock wrote:The T5oo coloum is supposed to leak a little while upside down, this is a part of the design.

:handgestures-thumbdown: if a still leaks under gravity then it’ll leak vapour when running.
I don’t know where you got this information from Rock but I’m calling as another hbs bullshit lie.
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Re: Temperature at the water outlet

Postby The Stig » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:57 pm

Rock wrote:The T5oo coloum is supposed to leak a little while upside down, this is a part of the design.

Absolute rubbish, mine never leaked .
And there has been heaps on here returned and replaced due to leaks
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Re: Temperature at the water outlet

Postby Rock » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:13 am

Rubish maybe. Thier cleaning video shows to tape the top up before inverting and pouring in the cleaning fluid.
I had one ,still got it , it leaks as described.
Had no issue's using it. Although I never ran it hot.
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